Staff Scientist – Biophysics of Biomolecular Condensates

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In the Kriwacki lab we are passionate about understanding how phase separation drives formation of biomolecular condensates that mediate critical biological processes and control cellular behavior, as well as how altered phase separation contributes to devastating human diseases, such as cancer and neurodegeneration. We seek an analytical, critical thinking, self-driven biophysicist to join our team. The Staff Scientist will be responsible for conducting cutting edge research on phase separation using fluorescence microscopy, small-angle X-ray scattering, NMR, spectrophomics, dynamic light scattering, and other structural, biophysical, biochemical and cellular methods, contributing to the training of postdoctoral fellows and students, and coordinating collaborative projects.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

    • a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Biophysics or a related field
    • a minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience with protein structure-function characterization
    • project management experience
    • scientific writing experience
    • excellent organizational and communication skills
    • prior experience with phase separation is highly desired

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Minimum Education

  • A Ph.D. in an appropriate scientific field is required

Minimum Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant and productive (combined) years postdoctoral research associate or five (5) years of combined academic experience at the postdoctoral level or above.

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